logo-landscapePRESTON Park Museum & Grounds has secured a second date for David Walliams’ Ratburger following unprecedented demand.

Five hundred tickets first went on sale on Good Friday but sold out less than two weeks later.

The outdoor theatre performance, presented by Heartbreak Productions, follows the journey of 12-year-old Zoe as she takes on the revolting characters that have proved to be one of the hallmarks of David Walliams’ appeal.  Our heroine has a profound love of animals and a dream of travelling the world that keep her going as she copes with her disgusting neighbours, her recently unemployed dad, and the menacing Burt (of Burt’s Burgers) who is after Zoe and her pet rat!

It follows on from the successful 2015 adaptation of Mr Stink, which David Walliams described as “magnificent!”.

Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “It is great that Preston Park are bringing high profile events such as this to Stockton-on-Tees and that visitors are travelling from across the North East to what promises to be an unforgettable family night out.”

Taking place in The Bandstand Garden, Ratburger is part of Preston Park’s Theatre in the Park series. The first show will take place on the 18 June and the newly added second date on the 7 July. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and pack a picnic for a night of ‘not-to-be-missed’ family fun.

Other performances planned for the summer include, Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl (20 August), Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare (29 July) and Dotty the Dragon (24 July).

Tickets are priced at £12 for an adult, £10 concession, £8 child and £36 for a family (two adults and two children). Booking is essential, telephone Preston Park on 01642 527375 or visit the museum.

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